How to stay happy at work

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If you find yourself longing for greener work pastures, don't immediately go looking for the first exit ramp off of your chosen career path, follow these 10 tips for staying content at work:

 

Keep Personal Problems Personal

Just as you need to let go of work to enjoy your time at home, it's important to leave personal worries at home so you can focus and be productive at work.

Create an Office Nest

Make your space your own, decorate your area as much as your company policy permits, and make yourself as comfortable and relaxed as you can be in your office.

Develop an Office Support System

Gathering a circle of colleagues who share similar backgrounds or lifestyles can take a lot of pressure off you at work.

Eat Healthy and Drink Lots of Water

Maintaining a good diet and keeping yourself properly hydrated throughout your workday can really make a big difference in your energy level and attitude.

Be Organized

when you feel overwhelmed, it tends to intensify dissatisfaction. By being proactive and taking control, employees can feel a sense of satisfaction, enhanced confidence and motivation.

Move Around

It’s important to your overall sense of health and happiness to take a few minutes during your workday to get up and move a little.

Don't Try to Change Your Coworkers

Don't let other people's actions affect you. Just figure out a way to resolve conflicts and avoid uncomfortable situations.

Reward Yourself

Just as stress from home can interfere with work, the positive aspects of your life can influence mood at work as well.

Take a Breather

Stand with your feet together and your arms at your sides. Inhale deeply, then exhale laughter and bend forward. Try to do this movement 10 times a day.

Focus on the Positive

Identify the things that you like at work, even if they are as simple as your coworkers or the nice view from your office window, you create your own mind-set. If you stress the positives, you will make your job more enjoyable. Worrying about the negatives may cause you to become overwhelmed.

Change your attitude

Even if you hate your job, make the most of it. Whenever you leave a job, you should know that it has enhanced your skills, even if it is in a minor way.

Be grateful 

Typing furiously on the keyboard, slamming the phone, and pushing the drawers of the cabinet forcefully may help you vent anger, but think about how lucky you are, there are many unemployed people who would love to be in your shoes.

Be assertive

Nobody likes to be harassed at work. If your coworkers are under the impression that you can't speak up for yourself, it encourages them to trouble you even more. So, stand up for yourself.

Ask for feedback

Good communication will give you a clear idea of what's expected of you.

We may not all be where we want to be, but we can make the best of where we are.

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